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Thursday, April 09, 2009The God of Change Host(s): Char Binkley
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Have you ever been surprised by God's ability to change a person? Perhaps you thought it was a hopeless situation but everything turned upside down when the door was opened for God to make some big changes in the heart and life of that individual. Mending Nets Leader, Becky Baker, brings a panel of Celebrate Recovery participants to share how recovery came to them through Jesus Christ. Their stories are filled with hope for anyone who seems too far gone to ever change.
 
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009Faith Stories Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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The Easter Season reminds us of the incredible difference Jesus makes in the life of one who trusts Him. During today's Mid-Morning, several WBCL staff members will share how they came to a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ. And we'll also open phone lines so your stories can inspire others, as we celebrate the incredible life that is ours through faith in the One who loved us enough to die for us.
 
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Your 401k is decreasing but your stress level is climbing. While you can't change what the fluctuating economy is doing to your retirement account, you can do something about your stress - and it won't cost a penny: exercise. Personal fitness trainer and wellness consultant Kerri Zurbuch explains why you can't afford not to exercise during tough economic times, shares what pieces of exercise equipment to buy and to avoid at garage sales, and touts the benefits of cycling.
 
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Monday, April 06, 200910 Lifesavers for Every Couple Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In a medical emergency, two things must happen-fast! The situation must be stabilized, and the environment must be made safe. Emergencies in marriage are no different. Dr. David Hawkins explains how to prepare for a crisis before one happens, and offers 10 Lifesavers for Every Couple (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2284-5) that can move your marriage out of crisis mode and into a process of restoration and healing.
 
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Friday, April 03, 2009America's Homeless Children Host(s): Char Binkley

It is hard to believe that the number of homeless children is growing in the United States - and even more difficult to grasp that the number is increasing right where we live. Imagine children living in cars in Fort Wayne and surrounding towns. Is there anything we can do about this problem? Find out as a panel of people deeply involved in the lives of homeless children joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, April 02, 2009Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions Host(s): Char Binkley
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What controls you? Is it anger, fear, shame, or stress? Author and speaker Michelle Borquez offers freedom actions for "Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions" (Harvest House, ISBN# 0736921397). You can experience God's peace, joy, and freedom by breaking free of whatever emotion is fighting for ownership in your life. Learn how to recognize deadly patterns, embrace God's positive emotional living, and release control of your emotions to God.
 
Wednesday, April 01, 2009Love Work, Live Life! Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you searching for your purpose in life, seeking what God's plan is for you in the work force? Are you struggling to see what your role is in your current occupation? Take heart! David Oliver, author of "Love Work, Live Life!" (Authentic, ISBN# 1-86024-529-3), joins Char during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to give you practical tools to unpack your vocation and calling. He will provide inspiration and motivation to lead you toward a new passion for your current situation however difficult it may be.
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

What is it we're all living for? Applause, applause, declares a Broadway song. The Bible says we should live for applause as well. The applause, though, of a very select audience. On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse explores what it means to live a fully surrendered life, what prevents us from abandoning ourselves to God, and how to daily love and live for the ultimate Audience of One: God.
 
Monday, March 30, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For years she's encouraged and directed women in praying for their children and husbands. On today's "Author! Author!" Stormie Omartian discusses her newest book in the "The Power of a Praying" series: The Power of Praying Through the Bible (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2358-3). Marilyn Blackaby shares lessons about trusting God in Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-469-7). Jane Kirkpatrick unveils the stories of the people of Aurora (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7428-0), a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s. Sharon Souza discusses her sophomore novel, Lying on Sunday (NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-176-9). And Eric Metaxas lulls little ones to sleep in It's Time to Sleep, My Love (Feiwel and Friends, ISBN # 978-0-312-38371-8).
 
Friday, March 27, 2009Answering Your Tax Questions Host(s): Char Binkley

Tax day is nearly here. Are you ready? Perhaps you have some last minute questions before you file on or before April 15. We have good news for you! Beverly Worth, owner of Worth Financial Service and national seminar leader on tax preparation, joins Char during Friday's Mid-Morning to answer your tax related questions.
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009Embracing a Life of Prayer Host(s): Char Binkley

We live in a world swirling with activity leaving time for reflection and prayer at the bottom of our priority list all too often. Mark Yaconelli, author of "Downtime" (Zondervan, ISBN# 0310283620), joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you tools and insights to help you understand why it's so important to remain in communication with God through prayer and how to do so on a regular basis. Yaconelli explores the classical methods of prayer including silence, solitude and scripture along with more contemporary forms such as music, writing, acts of compassion and much more. Learn how to step away from the chaos of life into the comfort of God and embrace a life of prayer.
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2009Today's Christian Woman Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

The latest issue of Today's Christian Woman is on news stands and on the air via Mid-Morning! Editor Camerin Courtney shares why she loves her Charlie-Brown church. Corrie Cutrer discusses how to recognize and help the battered women among us. Cheryl Scheir explains why it's okay to lower your expectations. And Carolyn Arends explores what's so good about Good Friday.
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009Spiritual Warfare Host(s): Lynne Ford

Satan is a terrorist-a cunning schemer who fights dirty, exploits every vulnerability, and seeks to divide and discourage. How can we counter his treacherous tactics? During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning, Ray Pritchard, author of "Stealth Attack" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-0989-X), digs into the Bible for practical tips for outmaneuvering the most shameless and stealthy foe imaginable.
 
Monday, March 23, 2009Conquering Chronic Fatigue Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Jonathan Forester specializes in treating fatigue illnesses including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. On today's Mid-Morning he details how the body's immune, endocrine and nervous systems impact our energy level and overall health, and suggests treatments that reduce, and in some cases put in remission, debilitating fatigue.
 
Friday, March 20, 2009Thinking Cycles of Kids Host(s): Char Binkley

Do you ever wish you could get into the mind of your children and understand what exactly is going on? Doug Beutler can help you do just that. With over twenty years of experience working with youth, Doug has discovered the thinking cycles of kids, including lies they believe, how that affects their behavior, and how you as a parent can help your child break destructive thinking cycles. During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, learn how to understand what your child is thinking, communicate effectively with your child, and assist your child in establishing a new and healthy thinking cycle.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009Life Hurts - God Heals Host(s): Char Binkley

For as long as she can remember, Carolyn Goad Pankalla performed in her family's music group, the Goad family. That sounds like a charmed life until you add to the mix a tragic car accident that claimed the life of her mother, an explosion that killed her father, and a brother who died of pancreatic cancer. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Carolyn shares her story and her latest music album, "Broken Into Beautiful", a testimony of her incredible faith journey filled with great sorrow and joy.
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009Breaking Everyday Addictions Host(s): Lynne Ford

Wednesday's encore Mid-Morning topic is addictions. And before you say, "Well, that has nothing to do with me," take note: Dr. David Hawkins is discussing "Breaking Everyday Addictions" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2341-5). You know, that crucial cup of coffee you grab on your way to work, that if you run out of time and can't stop and get, leaves you crankier than Andy Rooney. Or your need to continually check your e-mails. Or the "little somethings" you regularly buy to make a bad day better. Discover how everyday addictions, habits and compulsions hamper our relationship with God, and learn how to find freedom from those things that trip us up.
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009How We Love Host(s): Lynne Ford

Tired of arguing with your spouse over the same issues? Longing for a marriage with less conflict and more intimacy? During Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning, Relationship experts Milan and Kay Yercovich, co-authors of "How We Love" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7299-6), draw on the powerful tool of attachment theory to identify the source of your missteps and to show you exactly how to break old habits and transform your marriage.
 
Monday, March 16, 2009Poiema People Host(s): Lynne Ford

In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul calls all Christians masterpieces - poiema in Greek - each a unique expression of God's story. Meet two of God's Poiema People who share how God is doing a good work in them and through them - one on the stage and one in a Mexican orphanage - for His glory and the good of the world He loves.
 
Friday, March 13, 2009Children of the Self-Absorbed Host(s): Char Binkley

Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case and the parents dismiss the needs of their children while instead asserting their own needs and demanding attention and reassurance? Dr. Nina Brown, author of "Children of the Self-Absorbed" (New Harbinger Publications, ISBN# 1572245611), provides a rare guide for adults who need to overcome the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent.
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

The Digging Deeper Panel revisits the gospels and the churches understanding of them as written by pastor and best-selling author Brian McLaren in his book "The Secret Message of Jesus" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 0849918928). They unpack Jesus' quiet and revolutionary style from the way he spoke in parables to his desire for no one to speak about his miracles and how he ultimately found fulfillment and victory through death on a cross. Join the panel for a lively discussion about McLaren's fresh and at times radical perspective of the gospel and his invitation to discover afresh the transforming message of Jesus.
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Wishes that come true are hard to come by, but Cass Forkin, founder of Twighlight Wish Foundation, is seeing dreams come true for seniors on a daily basis. Learn how you can celebrate the seniors in your life during Wednesday's Spots and Spotlights Mid-Morning. Michael Uttecht tells us how to pick out the best pillow for quality sleep. And Jane Avery of Community Harvest Food Bank shares the growing need among the hungry and how you can be a part of making a difference during WBCL's Can the Van Outreach.
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009A Good God in Bad Times Host(s): Lynne Ford

After his wife and adult son died the same year, Dr. Gary Oliver's youngest son ruefully commented, "God's eye may be on the sparrow, but it's not on the Oliver family." How do the faithful respond to tragedy and ongoing trials? How can you hang on to faith while wading through anger and sorrow? With honest understanding, Dr. Oliver shares the reality of following God into life's shadows.
 
Tags: Gary, Dr. Oliver, grief, death, pain, anger, sorrow, trials, hope Categories: n/a
Monday, March 09, 2009Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Science appears to support intermittent fasting as a means of controlling your weight. But is it a good idea? Dr. Ann Kulze discusses the pros and cons during her monthly Mid-Morning visit. The nutrition expert also looks at the health benefits of cinnamon, weighs in on a recent study that revealed multivitamins don't improve health, and recommends calming foods for hyperactive kids. And, as always, the phone lines will be open for listeners' questions!
 
Friday, March 06, 2009Change Your Brain and Change Your Life Host(s): Char Binkley

The complexity of humanity keeps unfolding as the sciences discover what God packed into each creation. Understanding how your brain works and how to best take care of it will change your life. If you need to change your brain to change your life in 2009, then join Char and Dr. Gregory Sowles on this adventure into understanding and thriving!
 
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